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Uptown

Harlem Harvest Festival

St. Nicholas Avenue
Oct 15, 11:00 am

After a two year absence, the Harlem Harvest Festival is Back. Experience locally made products, children’s activities, and live performances all day long. Includes an artisanal vendor fair, farmer’s market, a community bake-off, food from Harlem restaurants, live music, dance performances and kids activities including the Bubble Man, face painting, interactive cooking demos, arts and crafts and a pumpkin patch.

Carl Schurz Park Harvest Festival

Carl Schurz Park
Oct 16, 1:00 pm

Enjoy our pumpkin patch in the city at Carl Schurz Park . Pick a pumpkin and decorate it (while supplies last). Meet Daisy the Friendly Scare Crow, take some festive fall photos, get  tattoos, make Halloween slime, and take a stroll through a Spooky Trail, if you dare.

CMOM Monster Bash

Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
Oct 18, 10:00 am

Help plan a Monster Bash at CMOM for Halloween. Design monster cupcakes out of clay, create invitations for the party and make a monster buddy to join you wild adventures throughout the Museum.

Search the Museum for the party’s needs and win a prize. Create giant monster cut-outs and challenge new friends to a round of bean bag toss. Join interactive readings of The Color Monster, Go Away, Big Green Monster!, Looking for a Jumbie and Don’t Eat Me, Chupacabra! / ¡No Me Comas, Chupacabr.

Programs change throughout the two weeks. See our complete guide to CMOM.

 

Halloween Howl & Healthy Hound Fair

Carl Schurz Park
Oct 23, 12:00 pm

Dogs get to dress up too. Over 200 creatively costumed pups strut their stuff before a blue-chip fashion industry coven of judges.

Laurie Berkner Band Halloween Concert

The Concert Hall @ New YorkSociety For Ethical Culture
Oct 29, 11:00 am

Rock out at a halloween concert by Brooklyn-based kiddie rockers The Laurie Berkner Band. Come in costume and boogie to favorites tunes– plus some special Halloween songs. Bring your dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for your head!).

VIP ticket includes a meet and greet and photo op.

David Geffen Hall Open House: Family Day

Lincoln Center
Oct 30, 10:00 am

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic invite New Yorkers of all ages to a free Open House in the newly renovated David Geffen Hall. Dress in costume and explore the hidden tricks and treats that the world of live performance can offer.

This multi-generational, multi-genre open house welcomes audiences for an array of participatory, musical, experiential performances and kid-friendly activities. Features Hip Hop workshops, costume and instrument creation, and art filling the lobby, chamber rooms, studios and main theater.

Inwood Pumpkin Pageant

Isham Park
Nov 01, 5:00 pm

Local residents bring their carved jack-o-lanterns to the park the evening after Halloween for a grand community event. Hundreds of illuminated pumpkins line the park paths, and visitors vote for their favorite designs.  Afterwards the pumpkins are recycled for composting, saving them from the landfill. All sizes and designs are welcome.

Sing at a Senior Center

Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home
Dec 10, 3:00 pm

Sing and spread cheer at a nursing home. Fully vaccinated singers of all ages and abilities welcome. Song books provided.

Rapid COVID test will be taken upon arrival.

Email [email protected] to RSVP.

Midtown & Downtown

Museum of I-Scream

Museum of Ice Cream
Sep 30, 11:00 am

For Halloween, the Museum of Ice Cream features shocking, unexpected tricks and sweet, magical treats. Costumes welcome.

Receive an ice cream mask and treat bag to collect unlimited candy and melt into a world of pink skeletons, happy jack-o-lanterns and legen-dairy limited time games, tricks and treats among the 13 interactive installations across 3 floors. Play among hula hoops, a game room with mini golf and jungle gyms, a rainbow sprinkle pool with a slide and more interactive experiences.

Thursday-Monday 11 am – 5 pm

Seaport Pumpkin Fest

Pier 17
Oct 01, 12:00 am

The Seaport’s famed Pumpkin Arch is back, a perfect photo-op with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Also wander (and pose) in a pumpkin patch on Fulton Street among the Seaport’s picturesque historic buildings.

Pick up a Pumpkin Punch Card and try seasonal specials. From October 1st through November 7th, buy five qualifying pumpkin items at participating Seaport restaurants and get the sixth free. Try the Dante Seaport’s Pumpkin Radler, Malibu Farm’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, Funny Face Bakery’s Pumpkin Sugar n’ Spice cookie, or Mister Dips’ Trixy Treat seasonal cone.

See our guide to the Seaport District.

Sweet & Spooky Halloween Harvest at Cricket’s Candy Creation

Cricket’s Candy Creations
Oct 01, 11:00 am

Craft Halloween-themed edible candy art including Candy Corn Slime, Boo-licious Bling, Marshmallow Ghosts, Crazy Candy Apples, Chocolate Broomstick Painting throughout several spacious rooms.

Choose and paint pumpkins from a Pumpkin Patch and enjoy apple cider and apple cider donuts before or after.

Wednesday-Sunday 11 am–6 pm

Halloween Wizard Tea & Potion Making

The Cauldron
Oct 01, 4:00 pm

A two-floor, wizard-themed bar and restaurant with indoor dining and outdoor terrace seating on the cobblestones of historic Stone Street hosts interactive experiences perfect for Harry Potter fans. Don a provided robe and use a hi-tech magic wand to cast a pouring spell to receive a welcome drink from the maw of a magical creature.

During Wizard Tea, use working magic wands to brew interactive teas and taste a curated selection of “sand-witches”, scone and desserts (Tuesday-Friday 2-5:30 pm Saturday 11:30 am -2:30 pm, Sunday 12- 4:30pm).

In immersive Potion Making classes, use the wand and molecular mixology to brew two molecular cocktails or mocktails from a selection of options, each of which have different properties and effects. (Sunday-Thursday 4 pm – 7 pm).

Experiences lasts 1 hour 45 minutes. Also drink and dine on chicken tenders, pizza, burgers, fish & chips, cheesecake and more among fantasy-inspired decor (Tuesday-Friday 4-9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-9 pm).

Pumpkin Point on Governors Island

Governors Island
Oct 22, 10:00 am

Stroll through the expansive pumpkin patch in historic Nolan Park surrounded by beautiful fall foliage and the village-like atmosphere of former officer’s homes. Pick out a pumpkin to paint and take home in exchange for a small suggested donation. Programming includes free Halloween and autumn-inspired arts and crafts activities, story-telling, live music and more. A selection of Governors Island vendors will offer seasonally inspired food and beverages on-site, including autumn brews.

See our complete guide to Governor’s Island.

Watson Adventures’ Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt

Washington Square Park
Oct 22, 4:00 pm

Kids and adults work together to uncover the stories of creepy places and the ghosts that have haunted them. As a team, follow clues in search of answers to tricky, humorous questions about hidden cemeteries, looming skeletons, the haunted homes of Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain, bats on a building, Dickensian door knockers, Harry Potter’s nemesis, and a gorilla in a window. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

The Learn. Play. Grow Center Halloween Community Event

Corlears School
Oct 29, 9:00 am

Join the Corlears School for free, Halloween-themed programming intended to provide equitable creative play experiences to the community.

Register for activities designed by the school’s teachers and take part in programming from community-minded partner organizations including The GIANT Room, Love Child, Arts For All, and more.

The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Spooky Castle Yoga

The Skyscraper Museum
Oct 29, 10:30 am

Wear Halloween costumes to the Skyscraper Museum, to learn about the different parts of a castle. Then, stretch bodies and imagination with yoga poses inspired by the spooky holiday.

Free, but online registration required. Walk-in spots sometimes available.

Magical Masquerade Family Day

Whitney Museum of American Art
Oct 29, 11:00 am

Celebrate Halloween together and make new memories with great art. Complete a mysterious scavenger hunt through Edward Hopper’s New York for a chance to win exciting prizes, join Time Management Techniques artist Corin Hewitt for photo-based mask-making in the Artspace, and complete other hands-on family artmaking activities throughout the Museum. Don’t forget to wear your costume and strike a pose in a special Halloween photo booth.

Costumes that perpetuate cultural appropriation, discrimination, or violence of any kind, including fake weapons,a re not allowed

See our complete guide to the Whitney Museum.

Kids Halloween Party

Washington Square Park
Oct 29, 3:00 pm

Celebrate the spooky season in Washington Square Park. Head to the Large Playground for all sorts of different Halloween-themed activities for all ages, including a temporary tattoo studio, Halloween coloring pages, and a pumpkin painting station.

8th Annual Carved Pumpkin Contest

Washington Market Park
Oct 29, 4:45 pm

Bring your jack-o-lantern (already carved) to enter for prizes in several categories including scariest, funniest and most creative, or just stop by to enjoy the festive display.

Hester Street Fair Halloween

The Seaport
Oct 30, 11:00 am

Come dressed in your Halloween best at a Halloween-themed edition of eclectic Hester Street Fair. Snack on local treats while perusing themed antiques, jewelry, and vintage garments. Also shop locally grown fall produce, hot cider and baked goods from over 100 New York regional farmers and small-batch food producers.

Carve a pumpin in a tent Pumpkin Carving tents and explore art installations and restaurant specials

Pose in a creepy kooky photobooth, party to DJ Ella Hussle’s tunes and enter the annual Halloween Costume Contest. The grand prize winner gets a gift basket of donated items from fair vendors.

See our guide to the happening Seaport District.

An Irish Halloween / Oíche Shamhna: Celtic Magic

Irish Arts Center
Oct 30, 12:00 pm

Journey through some of Ireland’s greatest myths as they teach us to use music, dance, and the Irish language to scare the ghosts away. Learn about the spooky traditions indigenous to the Emerald Isle.

Costumes encouraged.

Trick-or-Treating at Pumpkin Point

Governors Island
Oct 30, 1:00 pm

Stroll through the expansive pumpkin patch in historic Nolan Park surrounded by beautiful fall foliage and the village-like atmosphere of former officer’s homes. Pick out a pumpkin to paint and take home in exchange for a small suggested donation.  A 1 pm, Trick-or-Treat in Nolan Park. Come in costume and head house to house, porch to porch to receive free treats from the dozens of arts, culture and education organizations that call Governors Island home. Trick-or-Treating will be first come, first served and will last throughout the afternoon until supplies run out.

A selection of Governors Island vendors will offer seasonally inspired food and beverages on-site, including autumn brews.

See our complete guide to Governor’s Island.

BRONX/Westchester/CT

Fall-O-Ween

Bronx
Oct 02

Discover plentiful pumpkins and hordes of gourds around the New York Botanical Garden among gorgeous fall foliage.

In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, stroll through displays of whimsical scarecrows and see a variety of pumpkins and gourds up close. Grab a scavenger hunt to search for signs of fall in our Garden. Weekdays 1:30–5:30 pm…

Boo at the Zoo

Bronx
Oct 02

See giant pumpkin carvings of animals, join dancers and drummers in a costume parade, follow a candy trail (with info on some animals’ favorite snacks), make creepy crafts, see magic acts, watch a musical with a witch and all her creepy crawly puppet friends and enjoy more Halloween-themed family fun at the zoo.

Last chance…

Home of the ‘Legend’

Lower Westchester
Oct 02

At this family-friendly happening, tour the first floor of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” author Washington Irving’s house—decorated for the season— and watch an original shadow puppet short film and enjoy games on the lawn. A special exhibit highlights how the Legend has lived in the imagination of popular culture through the centuries since its…

Brick Or Treat Monster Party

Lower Westchester
Oct 02

Get into the Halloween spirit with all types of monsterrific LEGO activities and a new 4D Halloween movie – The Great Monster Chase. Brick or Treat to collect all of the LEGO bricks to complete a awesome LEGO witch build, complete monster training , create a LEGO pumpkin for the pumpkin patch, add to an…

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Upper Westchester
Oct 02

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns – all designed and hand-carved on site by a team of artisans – with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event.

Listen for the Headless Horseman and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats. See…

Spooktacular Night Walks

Bronx
Oct 08

In this kid-friendly evening program, meet some creepy, crawly animal visitors, listen to a spooky Zoo tale, and take a walk to search for what lurks in the shadows of the Zoo after dark. Costumes encouraged.

Limited admission is included, so join a day of Boo at the Zoo before the program.

Includes a…

Boundless Adventures HallowGlow

Upper Westchester
Oct 08

Climb though neon lights, smoke machines & creepy music. Swing, climb, balance, traverse and zip-line at this aerial adventure park gone Halloween. Explore a variety of high ropes courses with 110 platforms in the trees featuring unique elements and zip lines on every course. Candy provided; costumes encouraged.

Nine courses for all skill levels –…

Irving’s Legend

Lower Westchester
Oct 10

Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk casts a spell with dramatic performances of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Performed outdoors under the stars at the author’s home with live music  an appearance from the Headless Horseman.

All ages welcome, but it’s a…

Westchester Children’s Museum Halloween Spooktacular

Upper Westchester
Oct 29

Celebrate Halloween with a (not spooky) day of arts & crafts, STEM workshops, stories, songs, and lots of surprises. Costumes encouraged.

Join costume parades at 10:30 am & 3 pm. Learn about pumpkins (and see some explode and meet creepy, crawly critters.

Explore creative, energizing, unique STEAM programs and exhibits, wide open, sunny space. Exhibits…

Trick or Treat Trek at Bartow-Pell

Bronx
Oct 29

Trick or treat outdoors at the expansive grounds of a historic mansion in Pelham Bay Park. Come in costume, rain or shine. Wander the grounds, search for a treat, one never knows who one might meet…

Timed ticketed event- no walk-in will be permitted. Participants are asked to remain in their pod. The trek is entirely…

Folk Art: Mexican Day of the Dead

Lower Westchester
Oct 29

Join Pelham Art Center for a folk art celebration of Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos). Experience this festive Mexican tradition in which passed loved ones are remembered with joy and celebration. Renowned artist Zafiro Romero-Acevedo returns to the Pelham Art Center to share the history of one of Mexico’s richest traditions…

Queens

The Amazing Maize Maze

Queens County Farm Museum
Oct 02

🌽 Explore NYC’s only corn maze, a 3-acre challenge of finding clues and solving puzzles on your way to Victory Bridge for a stunning vista.

🎃 Scoop up the perfect pumpkin in a patch (priced by size)

🍩 Local produce, farm-fresh eggs raw wildflower honey, snacks and beverages are available to purchase.  Visitors are welcome…

Movie Night at the Garden: Little Shop of Horrors

Queens Botanical Garden
Oct 14

Spend the evening in an urban oasis-turned outdoor cinema with after-hours admission. See a campy musical about a flower shop assistant and a carnivorous plant Audrey II who likes human flesh and blood!.

Before the film, see a carnivorous plant demonstration. The movie will begin at approximately 8 pm.

Snacks and beverages are available…

Queens Botanical Garden Pumpkin Patch

Queens Botanical Garden
Oct 15

🎃 Choose a pumpkin and get a grab and go craft activity (additional pumpkins $6).

🚜 Lots of harvest-themed photo opportunities (plus the whole botanical garden to explore, included in admission). Meet and take pictures with the friendly costumed nature creatures roaming the Farm.

🍩 Harvest and pumpkin-themed beers and ciders for purchase for…

Halloween at the Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden
Oct 30

Little ones can show off their Halloween costumes, walk a Trick-or-Treat Trail, and enjoy performances, including a magic show! Adults 21+ can enjoy harvest beers and ciders for purchase at the Beer & Wine Garden. o on a Creepy Compost site tours, explore QBG’s compost facility, including the haunted three-bin compost system and meet the…

Brooklyn

Greg’s Great Pumpkin Patch

Domino Park
Sep 30

Domino Park welcomes Greg’s Great Pumpkin Patch, a pop-up full of fall fun for the whole family (including pets). Festivities include harvest-themed decorations, a country-style pumpkin patch, a hay maze, and a doggie costume contest.  Paint your own pumpkin on site. Take pics behind character cutouts.

Thousands of pumpkins of every type and size available for purchase, as well as harvest-time products including scarecrows (2″ to 5′ tall), decorations, cornstalks, sunflowers, plants and flowers, Fall centerpieces, and fancy gourds. Varieties include Greg’s Famous Howden Carving Pumpkins, Greg’s Sugar Pumpkin, field pumpkins, Long Island Cheese pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, Lumina White pumpkins, Jarrahdale pumpkins, Porcelain Doll pumpkins, and Baby Boos.

Green Meadows Farm Pumpkin Picking

Aviator Sports & Events Center
Oct 02

Visit animals, go on a hayride, pick a pumpkin and take pics in fun fall photo-ops. Sit on 10 different tractors, operate a bulldozer, ride a bumpy roller slide, play in a farm playground and more.

Also join a Halloween Candy Hunt Oct 22-30.

DUMBOween

The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge
Oct 31

Join DUMBO’s annual march to the arch followed by crafts, costumes, contests, live music, and candy in the archway.

Meet on Washington Street between Front and Water Streets at 3 pm to parade through DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park led by music and puppets.

Archway activities include hands-on arts & crafts with Creatively WILD Art Studio and Loop of the Loom, Legos with Brooklyn Bridge Parents, a photobooth from the Self Portrait Project and prizes for the best costume plus with 40+ businesses.

Festive photo experiences availble all weekend (Friday 10/28 to Monday 10/31) from 10am-7pm.

BAMboo!

Brookyln Academy of Music (BAM)
Oct 31

BAM’s Halloween block party is back on the streets of Brooklyn! Trick-or-treat at a socially distanced, grab-and-go outdoor festival with pre-packaged goody bags filled with candy, toys, arts and crafts, and more. Kids can grab treats from car trunks decorated for the occasion.

Start your trick-or-treating off right at this free Halloween party. Family-friendly music and mischief kicks off at 4pm.

Features candy giveaways, carnival games, arts & crafts and more.

LONG ISLAND

Halloween Party at Liberty Science Center

Jersey City

Explores the spooky side of science. Make your way through the fan-favorite outdoor Spider Maze and learn about ten species of spiders along the path. Visit a giant indoor pumpkin patch, check out a 3D movie about a haunted house, and meet some creepy, crawly animals.

Get tickets to a Halloween-themed laser show or the…

Waterdrinker Farm Fall Festival

Manorville

🎃 Pick pumpkins and sunflowers ($2/stem) in spacious fields.

🚜 Activities include mini golf, a jumbo jump pad, barnyard animals, roasted corn, tractor pedal cars for tots and barnyard animals daily plus train and hay rides only on weekends & holidays.

⏱ No advance reservations; pay at the gate. Capacity is limited so come early.

Haunt O’ Ween

Holmdel

Celebrate Halloween in an expansive, immersive family-friendly space covered in thousands of pumpkins. Go trick-or-treating in the Town of Haunt O’ Ween, wander through the streets of Ghoul City, visit the Farm House, venture into the Hidden Hollows and explore over 200,000 square ft of festivities. Take a spin on rides, jump in multiple bounce…

Blaze: Long Island

Old Bethpage

Walk an immersive pumpkin trail on the grounds of a 19th-century village. See more than 7,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns, all carved by a team of artisans
Find legendary local icons in a Hall of Fame, gaze at a Pumpkin Planetarium, see larger-than-life sea creatures and watch your head as an animated Headless Horseman rides…